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Nikonos V underwater camera w/ strobe

I have a Nikonos V underwater camera. The problem is with the strobe. The strobe wont activate. When I take a picture, the camera clicks and then like 3 seconds later it clicks again louder. The strobe never flashes. I thought it might be the cable and replaced it for 100.00 but it still does the same thing. please help!

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It sounds like you'll need professional service. Even slight moisture damage can foul up the shutter or the wiring that runs from the camera to the inside of the connection port. You can remove the access plate (4 screws) above the film chamber. The 5 wires below the rewind knob (blue,yellow,purple,green,black) lead to that connector. I would also check the shutter functions on M90. See if it opens.

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